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Posted by abeodbart June 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Someone got me a pair of these as a present. They are hilarious and the cause of much silliness and laughter at BT, but at the same time they’re pretty comfy.

I’m told that they are common amongst surfers – you lot seem like a clever lot so maybe you can help confirm this. I just like standing in the shower in them and running down the corridors – it looks like a yeti escaped.

Barefoot Shoes

June 30, 2009 at 12:11 pm
joolsmovie says:

you bastard! now i want a pair!

June 30, 2009 at 12:28 pm
Kirsty says:

ha ha my friend has a pair, he’s started running in them, says they’re uncomfy for running in, which isn’t surprising really

June 30, 2009 at 12:29 pm
flapjack says:

I keep seing these on the “Go Ape” website… when I have more money than sense and I’ve got £7 so I’m nearly there, I aim to get some.
Out of curiosity, don’t they make your toes sweaty? I don’t want athlete’s foot 😀

June 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm
Rachael says:

They’re awesome! I spend far too much time wandering around barefoot. If i had some of those it could be like i was barefoot all the time 😀

June 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

Damnabit…Gimme those!

June 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

I dunno, isn’t it uncomfortable having stuff between your toes? On the other hand, they would make you look like a monkey so climbing the furniture would be EVEN BETTER. I wonder what they would do for parkour. Huh.

June 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm
mturf says:

must….. own…… feet………

June 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm
Kirsty says:

flapjack, they do 5-toe socks to wear in them too

June 30, 2009 at 1:22 pm
Neda says:

Not for me… I can’t even wear flip flops, because I start laughing.. I could never wear them, even just the idea I’m about to put some flip flops on my feet makes me laugh…

June 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm
Lewis says:

June 30, 2009 at 2:01 pm
roz says:

oh, so YOU are the one making those bigfoot tracks in the american northwest now! 😛

June 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm
EmilyT says:

I got some of these myself earlier this year – so many people comeent on them and say they “look weird but cool” but they are SO comfortable!

Certainly proved their worth at the beach the other day – I was running over the stones without a problem where all my friends were awkwardly making their way across them!

And to the other commenters – very comfortable, feel a bit odd to begin with but they don’t rub and they’re not too sweaty either (and if your feet get hot, just walk through some cool water in them!).

June 30, 2009 at 4:06 pm
J2g says:

My wife wants to know if they make them with webbed toes for her? Surely that would make them just like normal shoes?

June 30, 2009 at 4:24 pm
JoJo says:

I have just spent the last few minutes wiggling my toes at the thought of having this freaky footwear…… nope not for me.

June 30, 2009 at 4:32 pm
KatM says:

Only one pair left in stock and they are my size. That never happens, it must be on omen, perhaps I am destined to own them.

June 30, 2009 at 5:06 pm
Martin says:

Oh come on people they look horrible! why do people think their cool? anybody wearing these in public deserve to be pointed out and laughed at.. i haaaaatee them!!! by the way, how much are they??

June 30, 2009 at 6:11 pm
Lyvvie says:

Do they come in second toe longer than big toe??

June 30, 2009 at 7:03 pm
Gary says:

They are very funny and they are not meant to be just shoes they are actually rock climbing shoes. Just fyi. Very fun for all occasions though. Hope this helps anyone who wants a pair.

June 30, 2009 at 7:52 pm
Ms G says:

I think when you start surfing with those it might be great … a far better sense of the board .. but if you’re used to the other shoes … not sure. Partially a personal choice, and partially depending on other stuff I guess. That’s at least what I get from their look, dont know what they feel like ofcourse.

Good for you Phillis to wear them in the shower. On you age you can’t be carefull enough …
Could also be an appetizer for your partner if he/she is in a wild primitive mood. Unless feet are not his/her thing .. ehehe …

Make sure to get the matching gloves ..

June 30, 2009 at 9:08 pm
SarahJ says:

@Flapjack – do you want to borrow 10p to help your ‘more money than sense’ fund?

@Phillis – you truly are a fashion icon of our time. When will you be gracing the cover of Vogue?

My only concern is that I have Hobbit feet (if Sam and Frodo could have a love child, it would be me) and I suspect I would end up looking like some yeti/ hobbit hybrid. Although that may actually be an improvement.

July 1, 2009 at 7:49 am
flapjack says:

@Sarah J – All donations gratefully received, though maybe if I upped my ‘sense’ levels I could seriously cash in here!
BTW why does Amazon only sell women’s sizes… are these exclusively female fashion accessories?

July 1, 2009 at 3:23 pm
coops says:


Birthday Friday?

New Shoes?


July 1, 2009 at 3:34 pm
flapjack says:

A thought occurs… If you recreate the Gorilla stunt from “Evening of wonders” you now have the matching footwear!
BTW do gorillas come with a velcro strap normally?

July 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm
jameshogg says:

Yes. But please clean your feet. :)
And I am aware you only washed them 5 mins ago!!

July 12, 2009 at 4:20 pm
bb says:

These look great but they make big assumptions about your feet and toe size. Or does everyone have standard feet and it’s just me with the freaky wide flippers and strange shaped toes. I’ve always suspected so anyway, I have so much trouble getting shoes that fit. Meh.

Sorry Phillis for making you approve my random comments to old threads today, I’m not well and I’m trying to take my mind off it by blabbing pointessly on comment threads that nobody is ever going to read. 😀


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